If Apple and Microsoft were European companies, instead of being investigated by EU bureaucrappers, the companies would be given piles of EU taxpayer cash and be hailed as European champions (anybody heard of Airbus ?). Europeans wouldn't know a truly free and open market if it bit them on the ass.
"the ruling shines light on a mindset that explains why Europe is becoming a continent where things are no longer invented."
(click thru to Wall Street Journal editorial) -- "We're not kidding when we say there's a connection between the Microsoft case and the European 20-somethings who riot in the streets because they'd rather have no job than take a job from which they might fail and be fired."